fsx.exe causes Windows7 scheme to change to "Basic," then I get Fatal Error in FSX
I get the following notification message whenever I start Flight SimulatorX Deluxe Acceleration Pack 2008 in Windows7 Home Premium X64.
After flying for a few minutes, I tinker with the onscreen menu's (labeled: 'Menu'--> 'New', --> 'View') , and it causes FSX to crash creating the fatal error found in the Event Viewer seen below: :
General Info on the 'Fatal Error'
Details of the error:
This error happens all the time when clicking on any of the menu's in Microsoft Flight Simulator. After the error, FSX tries to restart itself, and does so successfully. Three to five minutes later, the Fatal Error cycle continues on.
My PC isn't overclocked, all drivers have been updated to the latest version. OS updates are current, hotfixes, patches from Microsoft & FSX etc have all been applied to no avail. This is a clean installation of Windows 7 X64 Home Premium Family Pack with less than one week of time on the OS. The FSX DVD is brand new, so there are no surface scratches on it, nor has any third party add-ons been added to FSX. Device Manager checks in without any hardware conflicts. Everything is at factory settings with ample overhead power to leave the Windows Color Scheme alone for goodness sake.
Has any one else experienced this error? How do I fix this, beside not using my computer at all? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by daveyd; 11-14-2009 at 04:24 AM.
Reason: Edited to be precise about which FSX menu items are causing the 'Fatal Error'
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